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'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

The protest held in front of Wait Chapel on April 30 evolved into an encampment, which was moved to Manchester Plaza on May 1.

Student protest should be about more than just making a statement

Maryam Khanum, Senior Writer May 11, 2024

As a graduating senior, my time at Wake Forest University has been underscored by the noble act of student protest. I’ve witnessed demonstrations against the university’s COVID-19 policies, a protest...

most of the predominantly white fraternities and sororities have spaces, yet many cultural organizations are grouped together and have to share spaces.

Wake Forest must grant communities of color proper space

Beza Zelalem, Contributing Columnist April 28, 2024

My identity as a Black woman raised by Ethiopian immigrants is one I’m proud of. From the way I view the world to how I interact with others, it shapes my everyday life. Coming to Wake Forest, I knew...

Dr. Shaun Casey speaking to members of the Wake Forest community on Feb. 20, 2024. (Courtesy of Mary F. Foskett)

Demon Deacons, hedgehogs and foxes: Religion in diplomacy through the eyes of Dr. Shaun Casey

Gray Lowder, Contributing Writer April 21, 2024

International diplomacy decisions are made in a constantly evolving world with infinite cultural, political and economic differences across societies. Calculating answers to problems requires attention...

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Students deserve to practice their religion safely

Editorial Committee April 18, 2024

The Spring season symbolizes the importance of new beginnings and transformations. While there is certainly value in the act of reinvention, this season can also be used as a time of reflection and honoring...

“The idea behind this philosophy is to split your time between two extremes: grinding out work and then releasing briefly to social activity before crashing — then repeating the cycle all over again.”

‘Work hard, play hard’ is incredibly overrated

Virginia Noone, Opinion Editor April 17, 2024

“Work hard. Play hard.” This is the repeated, overly glorified mantra used to describe Wake Forest, or “Work Forest” as we often call it. The idea behind this philosophy is to split your time...

Old Gold & Black announces Student Government endorsements

Old Gold & Black announces Student Government endorsements

Editorial Committee April 9, 2024

The following represents the endorsements of the Old Gold & Black's Editorial Committee, which are conducted by a majority vote based on interviews with the candidates, their respective platforms and...

Students pose at the 2024 Holi celebration. (From left to right) Aksh Patel, Priya Mendiratta, Shruthi Ananth, Alizeh Chamadia, Jeevan Graywal, Kyan Patel, Sahira Desai, Sonia Luhana, Dhruvi Patel (top row), Shaan Mehta, Alistair Norwood, Anusha Vora, Meera Doran, Brinda Laddha, and Aastha Shukla (bottom row). (Photo courtesy of Anusha Vora)

Letter to the Editor: Wake Forest’s South Asian community is multifaceted and growing together

Anusha Vora, Former President of SASA April 4, 2024

Earlier this month, Ameera Moinuddin, a Staff Columnist for the Old Gold & Black, wrote an opinion article titled "Wake Forest's South Asian community feels divided."  As a past president of the...

The U.S. and Israel have mutually reinforcing geopolitical goals. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Americans advocating for Palestinians should vote for Joe Biden

Jacob Graff, Senior Writer April 4, 2024

The best path forward for Palestinian peace rests with President Joe Biden.  Voting for President Biden in 2024 might seem counterintuitive; after all, it is he who has presided over the United States...

Rush is undoubtedly unpleasant for all parties, and although it may be more comfortable and convenient for current members to ride out the process from their own homes, you should be voting for what’s best for the majority of future PNMs and not only for yourself.

In-person rush will be less painful than the hybrid model

Virginia Noone, Opinion Editor April 2, 2024

Sorority rush is gross and uncomfortable. No matter how the Panhellenic Council tries to spin it or how many staged videos of girls hugging their “forever sisters” get posted on Instagram stories,...

On Jan. 24., the Florida State University (FSU) Board of Governors passed an amendment to replace the Principles of Sociology course with an American history course titled Introductory Survey to 1877 in the core social sciences curriculum. (Courtesy of Florida State University)

America’s liberal arts education is under attack. Will sociology be the next one?

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist March 26, 2024

From a sociology student’s perspective, I understand that our discipline doesn't often generate headlines, unlike other social sciences.  History offers insights from the past shaping our present...

By taxing corporate carbon emissions, the U.S. takes one massive leap toward addressing its role in the climate crisis. (Courtesy of Mariusz Blach, Adobe Stock)

Turning down the global thermostat

Carter Mcdonald, Staff Columnist March 24, 2024

To quote R.E.M., “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” This sentiment was the exact attitude many of us have had when reading the news over the past couple of months.  There has been plenty...

On Nov. 4, multiple student-run organizations at Wake Forest hosted Holiday Fest, an event intended to celebrate South Asian festivals. The event featured South Asian cuisine, dance performances and was open to all Wake Forest students.

Wake Forest’s South Asian community feels divided

Ameera Moinuddin, Staff Columnist March 12, 2024

Inclusion, or to include, is an action by which all people irrespective of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexuality and so on, are made to feel part of a group. To include this, you must remove all...

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